For Immediate Release / May 8, 2020

Update on the City of St. Albert's Response to COVID-19

Update for May 8, 2020

The City of St. Albert is taking a thoughtful and measured approach to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In an effort to keep residents and visitors informed, below is a summary of some current information to be aware of. 

Opening of Outdoor Recreational Activities

On May 7, 2020, the City’s Emergency Advisory Committee (EAC) decided to reopen the following outdoor recreational amenities for public use, effective May 8 2020 at 8 a.m: 

  • BLESS Platform 
  • BLESS Gazebo 
  • Municipal gazebos throughout St. Albert 
  • Municipal picnic shelters throughout St. Albert 

These amenities will provide residents with additional outdoor recreational opportunities as the weather improves. 

The existing restrictions on mass gatherings and requirements for physical distancing are still in place and must be followed by anyone using these amenities. 

Resources for Indigenous Residents 

Recognizing that St. Albert is on Treaty 6 territory, we acknowledge the significance of our Indigenous residents and have identified a variety of information resources or financial assistance programs available locally. Please note that this list is not comprehensive, and the City does not determine eligibility for the programs listed – residents are asked to contact the individual organizations directly for more information. View the COVID-19 Indigenous Resources page. 

Good Neighbour Recognition Program

There are a lot of amazing things being done in our neighbourhoods to help one another right now so the City is launching the Good Neighbour Recognition Program to celebrate those who are building strong bonds within their neighbourhood through small and large acts. You can now recognize a neighbour who has helped you or others in a time of need or has shown leadership through initiatives that help make your neighbourhood safe, connected and friendly. Nominate them today at and they are eligible to receive a letter and recognition certificate from the Mayor. 

Closures to City facilities

No new closures as of May 8, 2020. 

Suspension of City programs or services 

No new suspensions as of May 8, 2020. 

City services still open/operating 

Unless listed on the facility closures or listed above, all City services are still available for access by phone, email or online. 

Cancellation of City events 

No new cancellations as of May 8, 2020. 

Please check the City’s website and social media for updates and further information. The City thanks its residents and patrons as we work through our response to COVID-19.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Alberta Health Services website, a link to which is available at

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